March 28, 2014
DAY ONE RESULTS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Led by a stellar performance from junior thrower Donyelle Brown (Reynoldsburg, Ohio), the Ohio University women’s track & field team wrapped up a solid first day of competition at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational Friday.
Brown (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) shattered her previous top mark en route to an impressive second-place finish in the hammer throw. Her heave of 56.31m was just .30m less than the Ohio school record set by Emily Amendola in 2009 and was almost a meter greater than her previous personal best set at last week’s Wake Forest Open.
Fellow junior Janiece Rose (Franklinville, N.J.) earned a 10th place finish in the hammer with a mark of 47.93m, while senior Lauren McCullough was 15th with a throw of 15.00m.
Rose also placed 10th in the shot put with a throw of 13.23m, while Brown placed 12th with a mark of 13.21m.
In sprints action, freshman Tajah Smith (Copley, Ohio) led the Bobcats in the 200m dash, finishing 14th in the event in a personal-best time of 26.09. Senior Kara Jackson (Bidwell, Ohio) finished 19th in a time of 26.43.
Friday featured just a small portion of the meet’s events. The majority of Ohio’s student-athletes will see action tomorrow beginning at 12:30 p.m.